Press Release: Megacities to Convene in Johannesburg for Fifth Biennial C40 Cities Mayors Summit

Johannesburg, South Africa (January 13, 2014) - Mayors and top officials from more than 44 cities will join global leaders for the fifth biennial C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors Summit to discuss their measurable action and future opportunity for action in the fight to address climate change and climate risks. The Summit will be hosted by the City of Johannesburg from February 4-6, 2014.

Groundbreaking new information that shows the magnitude of city-level action against climate change will be released along with new data on city-lead climate change trends.

With the theme ‘Towards resilient and liveable megacities - demonstrating action, impact and opportunity’, the Summit will be co-hosted by the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Councillor Mpho Parks Tau, C40 Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, and the 108th Mayor of New York City and President of C40 board, Michael R. Bloomberg. This unique event provides attendees unparalleled access to a global network of leading experts, opinion makers, and municipal representatives who have made a commitment to address climate change in a substantive, results-driven fashion. It is also a catalyst for additional action by and collaboration among cities.

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